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RATINGS: 1916   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Hop-Heads, your dreams have come true! Hop Ottin' is Boontling for "hardworking hops," and they're surely hard at work in this brew. Hop Ottin' starts with a strong floral aroma, which winds into a deep and complex body. In an intriguing balance, honey-drenched malts coat rich hop undertones. At length, the hops prevail, with a satisfyingly crisp finish. Hop Ottin' bites like a cankicky bluetail (Hop Ottin' bites like a rattlesnake looking for a fight.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nuffield (3657) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2004
This beer smells like an American IPA should. Which is not to say that I love it, but I do like it, and hophead or not you have to appreciate its quality. Perfume, pine, grapefruit, and indeed, even a bit of strong mustard, leap out of my glass. Good amber-bronze color with a very long-lasting off-white head. Slightly more murky flavors, esp. in the first two seconds, which come off as citrus with a bit too much of the peel on it, or a lemon with a bit of mud on it. Then some better bitterness kicks in in earnest and you’re off to the finish. Fortunately, the bitterness is held in palatable balance by the decent malt backbone. Still, dry, quite dry to my mouth. A hint of alcohol comes out too, but very minor, and I would have just guessed it was a standard 5% or something. The palate benefits from a little of everything--hops, malts, alcohol. Pretty decent among IPAs, particularly because if avoids some of the excesses to which brewers are prone when working in this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brew4Dug (138) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2004
Lives well up to its title. A dominate floral sweet aroma fill the room after pouring into your choice of glassware. Reminded me of a hopped-up Avery IPA. Tasty indeed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (5522) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2010 Bottled. Hazy golden. Fruity, hoppy and sweetish aroma. Sweetish with notes of hazelnuts. Citric. Light to medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2004
bottle. copper body, white lacing. strong citrus hop aroma. big sticky hops are prevalent in this beer but there is also a reasonable amount of malt flavour to balance it off. long dry bitter finish. fairly easy to drink too and you’d have no idea that it’s 7% abv. I thought it was pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrockLanders (771) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2004
Pours a nice coppery gold with a stout head that refuses to subside. Very aromatic and fresh hop nose. Very bitter earthy, grapefruit, floral hop flavors underscored by a substantial but decidedly backgrounded sweetness lined with a nice caramel malt layer. A nice IPA....I think I’ll have another!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 21, 2004
pours a murkey orange with small dissipating head. aroma is both citrus and floral. creamy palate with clean graprfruit bite. all in all nice balance. plenty of body. good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2004
This was an IPA the way that I like it best - dark, flavourful, and quite bitter. It was extremely hoppy, as any good IPA should be. Many IPAs are leaning towards the sweet side, but this one is true to its origins. Fantastic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foxbush (1250) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2012 This was my first IPA in a couple of months. The rich hop flavor was overpowering. This feeling went away and the true pleasure of an IPA was realized. The head was frothy but dissapated with lacing down the glass. This is a good IPA that needs to be enjoyed slowly. Purchased a 12 oz can from Total Wine and More in May 2012. The scores were changed to reflect the new beer. The ale had lively carbonation and medium body. The finish had a nice bitter citrus aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Loddeer (171) - USA - DEC 11, 2004
This is a really great IPA, smooth to start, and the flavor of the hops are great, crisp and carefully picked. Only complaint is the strange zing I have lingering on the back of my palate, the hops seem to have found a home there. Very rich and complex, a nice treat and change of pace compared to most other IPAs, recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2004 Medium size head that dwindles down halfway through the glass. Bright, crisp flavor with definite tone of pine and citrus. Real nice flavor. Lots of hop in the finish but not overpowering. I enjoyed it quite a bit and I am not usually a fan of IPA. This one is worth another few bottles.

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